Birds eye view on Madame Bovary by Flaubert
Ramen Goswami
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romanticism, conventional, admiring, freedom, funerals.
Flaubert has had the highest reputation enjoyed by a novelist ever since the birth of the novel. The common reader encountering his novels for the first time may feel rather puzzled, just as Madame Emma Bovary does a few days after her marriage. She begins to suspect that she has been deceived, and wonders what exactly in her brief experience is supposed to correspond to those grand words, “bliss”, “passion”, “ecstasy”, which she has heard so often repeated. The common reader develops a similar feeling of disillusion on first reading Flaubert, because he does not see there any of these grand features of art attributed to Flaubert as an artist. He only realizes a gap between what he has been hearing about the novelist and what he actually experiences in his work. This reader is likely to side with the cynic who said that “no one would think of admiring Flaubert if he had not read about him in books.” But these books are by those who are, for sure, more knowledgeable than we the common readers about the works of literature. Maybe we miss, like Emma does, many vital points that lie hidden under the surface narratives of Flaubert’s various compositions. Art, like any science, involves craft or technique, and only those that are trained in that craft or technique would comprehend the working and functioning of that art, craft, or science.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 53 - 70
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